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and the candidates who win and watching george w. bush do this through two elections, express confidence and faith in america's future. now, there are r plenty of bromide patriotism in romney's speeches, but the core argument he has is negative. and this is very much the framework the democrats had in 2004 about a different problem, the war in iraq. then you had a president who said i know this is tough, but we've got to stick with it, stay the course and we're going to make it to victory. now, the fs a weird looking victory for him, but that was his sales pitch and you had john kerry saying this is terrible, a disaster. i don't know where i stand or where i did before or where i'm going to stand, but in any case, it's going really badly. people would rather have somebody saying i know this is tough, but i have a way out and america always finds its way out. that's where we're seeing in mirror image today. >> karen, as we said, it's a study in contrast today on the campaign trail and there's one area it's stark. just in terms of pure optic, how does an image like the one we saw of the president in
. but had's making the outreach. george w. bush did it as a candidate but then went several years without showing up at the naacp as president. >> yes, he did. i remember. he went in 2000 and never appeared again. >> yeah. i think -- i at tend he may have appeared at the naacp group. yeah, you are right. basically, though, a lot of antipathy built up over the years because of that. romney is making the outreach. he gets points for that. he also is running against the first black president. and so the fact he shows up as important. he made good points. i thought the idea of school choice is a great issue to go after the black vote with because democrats are tied to the futures union, opposed to anything involved in choice. rank and file, black folks like it. the problem was, you know, once again, he had the words but not the music. i think -- you know. in that way he -- he didn't win a lot of black votes today. >> part of romney's problem is, one, he's mitt romney. also, he's the presumptive nominee of a party that by generally speaking has either ignored african-americans or scapegoated a
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. >> george w. bush has endorsed mitt romney. >> that eight years was awesome. i was famous and powerful. >> i was shocked by how quickly they made his romney endorsement into a campaign ad. >> i approve this message. >> boy, could things get any worse for mitt romney? >> let's get right to our panel. joy reed, an msnbc contributor and jonathan alter, an msnbc political analyst. good day to you both. joy, a week from today, mitt romney is in london, site of the olympics. less for the dressage, more for the fund raising. he'll be joining execs from barclays and hsbc embroiled in a money land laundering scandal. which is the candidate that hab hasn't been vetted? >> maybe what romney is trying to do is to show the conservative base he's not ashamed to be seen with hedge fund managers and other members of the 1%. this is sort of almost flaunting his 1% and it's terrible optics, but i really am starting to think that the romney strategy is we can withstand anything no matter how negative because they've hinged their strategy on they think people just want obama out. >> and they think that the econ
'll see how far that goes cht it. it's not like the enthusiasm for george w. bush. >>> stay with us. the day's top lines are coming up. chances are, you're not me of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. here are today's top lines. >> if i were to loan you this to display here at the white house -- >> this will never go up in the white house. >> oh, it looks good on you though. >> my speculation about who mitt romney will choose as running mate, so it's fair to ask. >> that's a clown question, bro. >> a guy named joe biden. >> america runs on dunkin'. >> about dogs on top of cars, bain capital, bank account in the caymans. >> is it your belief that it's unpatriotic for someone to have a swiss bank account? >> if you are running for president is that the american people know and that you're an open book. >> should he release the tax returns? >> i would. >> that's been true of every presidential candidating back to mr. romney's father. >> i've had to face some hard truths tonight, billy.
way with a tax cut would have been the way george w. bush did. send you a check. then you know, i got a tax cut. they did it through the tax code, which is better economic policy because people tend to spend that then through to normal expenses. >> guess what? they didn't realize. >> they didn't pay attention to it. >>ary, i would like to show you the rest what the president said on this topic. take a listen to this. >> it's funny when i ran, everybody said, you can give a great speech, but can you actually manage the job? and then my first two years, i think the notion was, well, he's been juggling and managing a lot of stuff. but where is the story that tells us where he's going. >> ari, not being from this country, i'm having a hard time understanding what's so horrific about that. i thought having someone who is reflective, thoughtful and pensive is an asset for a position like president. but clearly not. >> i think it is. partly, he has to give an answer that doesn't self-indict the core of his policies. there's that game asset. i think this is true. storytelling isn't just about
bush, to president clinton, to george w. bush. the united states has always played a very, very important role as a mediator in that conflict. and, again, and it totally contradicts what he said before about the obama administration not doing enough. so it just seems like this guy is incapable of making mistakes. and you hear a lot of the republicans saying, although he is getting criticized by some republicans, you hear a lot of republicans saying this doesn't matter. i think it does because americans care how they're represented abroad. >> go ahead. >> i just have to jump in about this. i think this is not a good moment for romney, and it just sort of suggest he is not ready for the world stage. but i'm not sure how much american voters care about being embarrassed on the world stage. i mean we did elect george bush twice. and he wasn't exactly, you know, a good ambassador for american culture. i mean he was kind of the typical -- in some ways i think people were proud of his being an ugly american. so i'm not sure how much this matters for voters. i think this is more a case
. but that wing was discredited with the iraq war under george w. bush and certainly from a pure political position is not popular. so if he wants to go overseas and talk like he's dick cheney, i don't think you would believe that would be good politics for him, do you? >> i don't know if he would go over and speak like dick cheney. we do need a strong foreign policy and not so much to be liked in the world, we need to be predictable. what is it americans stand for? what will we do. i don't buy this idea of american imperialism or dominance, we're dominant because we're the largest, a third of the world people and produce a fourth of the wealth. that allows us to have a voluntary army of men and women, greatest technology in the world. that's bought and paid for with our system, one -- >> uncritical celebration in america does not equal pride in america. the recognition there's flaws and missteps is not a recognition it's not great, it acknowledges your denial. >> i'm not denying anything. >> i can't give awe history lesson here in a few seconds, you've got to read books and come prepared
. it happened today when john sununu, george h.w. bush chief of staff and romney surrogate had this to say about the president of the united states. >> the president clearly demonstrated that he has absolutely no idea how the american economy functions. the men and women all over america who have worked hard to build these businesses, their businesses, from the ground up, is how our economy became the envy of the world. it is the american way and i wish this president would learn how to be an american. >> now, this is a familiar attack line on the president. his big government to mitt romney's mastery of job creation, but what was the last thing you said, governor sununu? >> i wish this president would learn how to be an american. >> ahh. now, that's a line we don't often hear from the romney campaign. in fact, it sounds more like who am i thinking of? >> i think it can now be said without equivocation, without equivocation, this man hates this country. >> there it is. no more cold words, no more racial dog whistles. you see, when mitt romney speaks to voters, most people only half hear p messag
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